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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Two men Arrested in Numerous Break-and-Enter Investigations

Please note, the Toronto Police have arrested two men believed responsible for multiple Break-and-Enter incidents in the area. Please see the news report below:
Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest made in numerous Break-and-Enter investigations

On Sunday, August 4, 2019 at approximately 2:24 am, officers responded to a call for a person with a gun, in the Medulla Ave. / Coronet Rd. area.

It is alleged that:
  • a man was observed breaking into the rear of a building
  • he stole a quantity of merchandise
  • he fled the area in a silver minivan
  • officers alerted to his description, stopped the van a short distance away
  • two men were arrested
David Richards, 60, of Brampton, is charged with:
  1. 30 counts of Break-and-Enter
  2. 30 counts of Wear Disguise in Commission of Indictable Offence
  3. 2 counts of Possession of Burglar’s Tools
  4. 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000
Najam Mahmood, 33, of Brampton, is charged with:
  1. 2 counts of Break-and-Enter
  2. 2 counts of Possession of Burglar's Tools
A Criminal Code search warrant was executed on an address. It is alleged that the following items were seized:
  • a large quantity of high-end watches
  • a large quantity of jewelry
  • numerous designer bags
  • seized property has a value in excess of $300,00
Richards, is further alleged to have been:
  • breaking into additional commercial properties, mainly wholesale produce and food business
  • stolen cash, gold and jewelry from properties
The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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